|Excerpts from 1953 Television - Matthew Paul Argall|
Not sure if this video is legal or not, but here is a collection I put together of clips from 1953 public domain television programming. I give a lousy introduction at the start. Represented are both live shows and filmed shows, as well as both prime-time and daytime shows. A total of 14 clips are included.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Early television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; 1953; Excerpts from 1950s Television
Downloads: 918 (1 review)
|Glimpses of 1938 American "Live" television|
Surviving record of 1938 American "Live" television. These scenes were part of a Kinescope "demo" reel (1949), which was posted on 'youtube' a few years ago, but is (apparently) no longer available.
Keywords: Classic TV; Live TV; 1930's; Kinescope; 1938
Downloads: 2,034 (2 reviews)
|Excerpts from 1951 Television - Matthew Paul Argall|
I don't know if this video is legal or not, but here's a collection of excerpts from public domain United States television programming from 1951. I give a (lousy) introduction at the start. Some of these clips are very pleasant and charmingly dated, while others make it clear that there is a reason times have changed. Represented are clips of shows from CBS, ABC, NBC, DuMont, and first-run syndication...
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1951; Early Television; Kinescope; ABC; CBS; NBC; 1950s; Live television; Music; Comedy; Excerpts from 1950s Television
Downloads: 357 (2 reviews)
|Classic Educational Television: ''Mr. Wizard'' - Types of Rocks|
An episode of the classic educational television series "Mr. Wizard", which aired on the NBC Television Network and aimed at children. This episode discusses the subject of rocks.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Education; Educational; Science; Mr Wizard; Don Herbert; Rocks; Land; Retro; Vintage; 50s; 1950s; 50's; 1950's; Fifties
Downloads: 2,815 (5 reviews)
|Glimpses of 1930's German "Live" television|
Surviving record of 1930's German "Live" television. Preserved with an amateur camera by Horst Hewel. Regular broadcasting in Germany began March 22, 1935 and even by the end of the decade there were no more than just a few hundred sets around.
Keywords: Classic TV; Live TV; 1930's; Germany
Downloads: 6,920 (8 reviews)
|Unsold television pilot - ''Sea Divers''|
An unsold television pilot called "Sea Divers". I'm not surprised this wasn't picked up, the production values would have been b-grade even for a syndicated show.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Unsold pilot; television pilot; 1958
Downloads: 1,363 (1 review)
|1969 NBC Television Network ''Promo Special''|
An 1969 TV special designed to make viewers excited for the 1969-1970 NBC Television Network schedule. Shows promoted include: "My World.. And Welcome To It", "The Debbie Reynolds Show", "Then Came Bronson", "Bracken's World", "The Andy Williams Show", "The Bill Cosby Show" and "The Bold Ones". Most of these shows obviously cannot be uploaded, so this promo is the next best thing.
Keywords: NBC; Classic TV; Television; 1960s; 1960's; 60s 60's; Sixties; NBC Television Network; National Broadcasting Company; Masterpoxen
Downloads: 3,739 (6 reviews)
|1950 commercial for Westinghouse television set|
A 1950 commercial for a Westinghouse television set, with the "electronic magnifier" gimmick. This commercial aired *live* on 27 February 1950. It's a long commercial, but this was the entire commercial break.
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; 1950; Advertising; Westinghouse; Television set; TV set; Live commercial
|BBC Television received in New York - November 1938 - Alexandra Palace Television Society|
The four-minute compilation from 1938 exists only because of a technological fluke and the enthusiasm of two television buffs, one in Britain and the other in America where, thanks to freak atmospheric conditions, it was picked up and recorded on a cine camera placed in front of a television screen as the images came in. Andrew Emmerson, the British enthusiast, spent five years tracking down the recording and believes it is the only surviving example of pre-war live high-definition British telev...
Keywords: apts; simon; vaughan; new; york; telerecording; alexandra; palace; jasmine; bligh; elizabeth; cowell; bbc; television; history; 1938; ally; pally
Downloads: 7,891 (9 reviews)
|1950 Commercial for General Electric television set|
A 1950 commercial for a General Electric television set. The model shown is (presumably) the 16T5 model. This is a live commercial, as was typical in the US at the time.
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; General Electric; Advertising; Advertisement; Live Commercial
|Early Television Comedy: ''Burns and Allen" (Episode Title: 'Kleebob Card Game')|
An episode of the early television comedy "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show". This episode aired 12 October 1950 over the CBS Television Network. An IMDb review suggests it's the first episode of this live series. Contains original commercials for Carnation Evaporated Milk. Please forgive the somewhat poor picture quality, caused by poor source material.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Comedy; Sitcom; Humor; Humorous; Gracie Allen; George Burns; Bill Goodwin; Bea Benaderet
Downloads: 10,133 (6 reviews)
|1951 Commercial for Sylvania Television set (with Halolight)|
This 1951 *live* commercial promotes Sylvania's television sets, with emphasis on the use of Halolight, which was intended to reduce eyestrain. Picture quality is VERY shaky. You have been warned!
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; 1950s; 50s; Sylvania; Television; Television set
|50's TV Network IDs (Classic Television)|
50's TV Network IDs. Between programs, In the days before Network Bugs, the major TV networks aired little bumpers reminding viewers what network they were watching. Depending on whether the show was live or Kinescoped, Different IDs would be used.
Keywords: Classic TV; Network ID; IDs; 50's; 1950's; Fifties; Retro; NBC; CBS; DuMont; Logos; Logo; Ident; Idents
Downloads: 3,502 (3 reviews)
|Classic Early Television: ''Burns and Allen'' (Title: Rumba Lessons)|
An episode of the popular early TV comedy "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show", which aired during the 1950's on CBS. In this live episode, Gracie and Blanche try to get Harry and George to take Rumba lessons. Very enjoyable and way better than most of NBC's new fall line-up.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; 50's; 1950's; Fifties; Sitcom; Humor; Comedy; CBS; Gracie Allen; George Burns; Bea Benaderet
Downloads: 3,853 (4 reviews)
|1952 Commercial for Westinghouse Television set|
A classic *live* commercial for a Westinghouse televison set, taken from an episode of "Studio One" (also on the Internet Archive). Promotes the features of the set. It just amazes me that we can watch a commercial that's over 60 years old.
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; 1950s; 50s; 1952; Television; Advertising; Advertisement; Live Commercial
|1950 Commercial for Westinghouse ''Lynwood'' Television Set|
A table-model with a 17-inch screen. Commercial is presented by the fabulous Betty Furness.
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; Live Commercial; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Advertising; Advertisement; Betty Furness; Old; Not edible
|1951 Commercial for Sylvania ''Radio Television Service'' (Ad 2)|
TV sets were expensive, so if one broke down, you got it fixed... (live commercial)
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Advertising; Advertisement
|1950s Classic Television Commercial for Carnation Evaporated Milk (Upload 3)|
Another classic 1950s commercial for Carnation Evaporated Milk from the "Burns and Allen" show. I am certain me or somebody also uploaded the complete episode. Please forgive the rather abrupt end of this copy of the commercial.
Keywords: Classic TV; PD; Public Domain; 50s; 50's; 1950s; 1950's; Fifties; TV; Television; Live TV; Live Television; Live Commercial, Carnation Evaporated Milk; Evaporated Milk
|Miss Television 1950 Contest|
Miss U.S.Television 1950 Grand Finals.
Keywords: Classic TV; Dumont; Edie Adams
Downloads: 18,047 (8 reviews)
Early fifties television program, originally performed live. Complete with AutoLite commercials by Rex Marshall.
Keywords: suspense; autolite; rex marshall
Downloads: 2,720 (2 reviews)
|''Super Circus'' - Misc Episode 1|
A episode of "Super Circus", a 1950's television series. Contains some amusingly politically incorrect moments, and a classic live TV blooper.
Keywords: Classic TV; TV; Classic Television; Television; 50s; 50's; 1950s; 1950's; Fifties; 50s TV; 50's TV; 1950s TV; 1950's TV; Fifties TV; 50s Television; 50's Television; 1950s Television; 1950's Television; Fifties Television; Circus; Family Television; Super Circus; ABC Television Network
Downloads: 4,429 (3 reviews)
|LIVE FROM DENTON TEXAS COUNTRY TELEVISION - WHITBY SHORES|
LIVE FROM DENTON TEXAS COUNTRY TELEVISION
Keywords: LIVE FROM DENTON TEXAS COUNTRY TELEVISION
|"This is Television" - KBD|
"This is Television" by KBD. Recorded live at the Avant-Fairfax Festival, Fairfax, Virginia, April 23rd, 2010.
Keywords: Noise; Electroacoustic; Experimental; Cornslaw; KBD; Toledo; Fairfax; Avant-Fairfax; Video
Episode 'The Story of Television' of WNBT's 'Eye Witness' Hosted by Ben Grauer with Guest: Dr. Vladimir K. Zworykin. Air-Date: Feb. 26, 1948
Keywords: Classic TV; NBC; Live Television; Kinescope; 1948; 40's Television; 1940's
Downloads: 2,157 (2 reviews)
|Morey Amsterdam show (1950)|
Episode of "The Morey Amsterdam show", which aired "live" on the DuMont network on a Thursday night in late summer of 1950. Includes commercials for the "DuMont Television console".
Keywords: Classic TV; 1950's Television; DuMont; Kinescope; Live TV; 1950
Downloads: 1,460 (1 review)
|1953 Commercial for RCA ''Magic Monitor''|
A 1953 (live?) commercial for "magic monitor" television sets.
Keywords: classic TV commercial; RCA; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Advertising; Advertisement
|Celadon Candy Live Television Performance - WPCTV, Clive Swersky, Celadon Candy|
Celadon Candy performing live on the Alive With Clive Television Program WhitePlains,NY Aired:April 2011
Keywords: Paul Allgood; Jason Bowden; Celadon Candy; Live; Performance; Clive Swersky; White Plains; New York
|Philco Playhouse: Marty (1953)|
"Philco Television Playhouse" Marty (1953) Director: Delbert Mann Story by Paddy Chayefsky Cast: Rod Steiger, Nancy Marchand, Nehemiah Persoff Original Air Date: 24 May 1953 (Season 5, Episode 23)
Keywords: Television Playhouse; Classic TV; 1950's Television; NBC; Kinescope; Live TV; Philco; 1953
Downloads: 2,218 (2 reviews)
|"School House" (1949)|
Episode of "School House", a short-lived series on the DuMont Television Network which aired in early 1949. Among the 'pupils' in Kenny Delmar's class are Arnold Stang and Wally Cox. Title credits of this print are missing.
Keywords: Classic TV; 40's; DuMont; Live Television; Kinescope; Wally Cox; Arnold Stang; 1949
Downloads: 6,449 (11 reviews)
|1954 TV Episode - "The Buick Berle Show'' with guest Mickey Rooney|
A 1954 episode of Milton Berle's "The Buick-Berle Show", a variety series. In this episode, we have a sketche mocking canned laughter, Milton meeting a wacky teenager, a interestingly dated dancing sequence, scenes with Milton pretending to break his leg, and a special name-dropping opening song about television. Picture quality is bad. Obviously Buick's attempt at aiming at a well-endowed television audience...
Keywords: 1954; TV; Television; 50s; 50's; 1950s; 1950's; Fifties; Variety; Milton Berle; Comedy; Comedic; WTF; Buick; Kinescope; Classic TV
Downloads: 2,974 (2 reviews)
Action in the Afternoon is an American western television series that aired live on CBS from February 2, 1953 to January 29, 1954. The quality of this episode is poor, but watchable. Provided by Times Past
Downloads: 1,861 (4 reviews)
|"Rocky King Detective" - Murder, PH.D.|
Episode "Murder, PH.D." of the classic 50's TV series "Rocky King, Detective", which ran on the DuMont Television Network from 1950 to 1955. The series was broadcast live, and it's believed most episodes of the show are lost. The show got decent ratings and generally good reviews, and is among the better DuMont Network programs.
Keywords: Classic TV; 50's Television; DuMont Television Network; Live Television; Early TV
Downloads: 7,682 (9 reviews)
|The Goldbergs (live) Aug. 7, 1953|
Jake's uncle Berish comes to visit the Goldbergs. Gertrude Berg created "The Goldbergs" for Radio in 1929. In 1949 it started on CBS Television, moved to NBC in 1952 and to DuMont in 1954. 39 filmed episodes in 1955 ended the series.
Keywords: Gertrude Berg; Classic TV; Live TV; 1953; NBC; 1950's Television; Kinescope; The Goldbergs; Molly; RCA
Downloads: 2,009 (4 reviews)
|Telstar Telecast - Department of Defense|
Unedited silent footage of people watching the Telstar first live transatlantic television telecast in 1962. National Archives Description: "VS, French and Americans watching TV set in store window. Shots of the monitor showing scenes from program. CU, set showing Pres. Kennedy speaking. Ints, Hi-Lite Service Club at Andrews Barracks. Troops of the Berlin Command watch the Telestar [SIC] program. CU, TV screen showing Pres...
Keywords: Telstar; Telstar 1; Project Telstar; Cold War; Classic TV; Television; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
|"Rocky King, Detective" - Murder Scores a Knockout (Classic TV)|
Episode "Murder Scores a Knockout" of the aired-live DuMont Television Network series "Rocky King, Detective". In this episode, a magician is murdered, and things get more complicated when it seems jewels are involved... Original Air Date: 13 July 1952 Genre: Crime Drama
Keywords: Classic TV; 50's Television; Fifties; DuMont Network; DuMont Television Network; Cult TV
Downloads: 6,030 (5 reviews)
|''Captain Video and His Video Rangers'' - Misc episode 3|
Another incredibly strange episode of ''Captain Video and His Video Rangers'', the DuMont Television Network series which, in fact, was the first science fiction show ever to air on TV. However, to fill up time of each LIVE episode, they showed clips from old westerns. This episode also features original commercials. Reviews of the series at the time were mixed
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 50's; 50s; 1950's; 1950s; Fifties; Science Fiction; Sci-Fi; Western; Strange; Weird; Public Domain; DuMont Network; DuMont Television Network; Du Mont Network; Du Mont Television Network
Downloads: 6,863 (6 reviews)
|1949 Commercial for Westinghouse TV set|
A 1949 *live* commercial for a 12-inch Westinghouse television set featuring the "electronic magnifier" gimmick.
Keywords: Classic TV Commercial; Television; 1940s; 40s; Advertising; Advertisement
|Classic TV Comedy: ''Burns and Allen'' - (Episode Title: Teenage Girl Spends the Weekend)|
An episode of the early television comedy "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show". This episode is presumably from 26 April 1951, judging by the cast. Sweet, light, and with some moderate historical value (such as the brief reference to "jump records"). Complete with original commercials for Carnation Evaporated. Episode title is unclear, as the episode has been called both "Teenage Girl Spends the Weekend" and "Visiting Teenager"...
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 50s; 1950s; Fifties; 50's; 1950's; 1951; George Burns; Gracie Allen; Comedic; Comedy; Humor; Sitcom; Humorous; Live TV; Live Television
Downloads: 3,898 (2 reviews)
|Crime Drama: ''Martin Kane, Private Eye'' - Murder in the Court|
Another episode of "Martin Kane, Private Eye", a live crime drama from the early days of television. In this episode, a murder during a court hearing makes everyone unsure who supplied the weapon. Not a bad episode, though it does feature a couple of stereotypes, a few missed cues and some unusual camera angles. Though it features product placement for pipe tobacco, the amount of actual advertising is less than you'd assume.
Keywords: Classic TV; Classic Television; Crime; Drama; Murder; Murderer; Court Room; Kinescope; Live TV; Live Television; Detective
Downloads: 2,002 (3 reviews)
|Amahl and the Night Visitors (Dec. 24, 1951)|
Christmas Eve will be marked appropriately on television with all regular programs making some provision, and a number of special programs also planned. Among the special ones are two on WNBW. The first of these (9:30 p. m.) is Gian Carlo Menotti's opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors," an hour-long production written especially for this television performance. This is the story of a lame boy who meets the Three Wise Men on their way to Bethlehem...
Keywords: Classic TV; 50's Television; 1950's; Kinescope; Live TV; NBC; Opera; Gian Carlo Menotti; Christmas; 1951
Downloads: 731 (1 review)
|Fox Television v. FCC - U.S. Court of Appeals|
U.S. Court of Appeals - 291305-1-DVD - Fox Television v. FCC - The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City heard oral argument in Fox Television v. FCC. The Court will decide if the Federal Communications Commission's policy on the broadcast of curse words (also called "fleeting expletives") during live programs violates the First Amendment. This is the second time the Second Circuit Court heard this case...
Keywords: uscourts.gov; public.resource.org
|Inside The Television Studio - Darrell Lee Wright|
This quick video illustrates some of the technology used in television production. Topics include: White Balance / Black Balance of cameras, How to use a Switcher (Live editing), How to use a titler (Chyron), and Rehearsal, Rehearsal, Rehearsal which features the fun we had creating 10 6 minute shows.
Keywords: Motion pictures: Production; Television Studio; How To; Chyron; Acting; Titles; Switcher; editing; Technical Director; Cumputer Graphic Engineer; Directing; Producing; Engineering
|'Rocky King, Detective' - The Hermit's Cat (Classic TV) (1952)|
"Rocky King, Detective" aired on the short-lived DuMont Television Network from 1950 to 1954. The show was done live on a low-budget, and the show had several quirks. Most of the episodes are believed lost, But perhaps as many as 37 survive. The show never entered the top 30 in the ratings, and is now considered to be a "Cult Classic". This episode is called "The Hermit's Cat" This episode originally aired 31 August 1952.
Keywords: Classic TV; DuMont Television Network; 50's; 1950's; Fifties; Television
Downloads: 4,795 (10 reviews)
|1970's Pop Culture: ABC-TV 1974 "Upcoming Fall Line-up" Promo Reel|
A 1974 "Promo Real" for the ABC Television Network. This Program-length special promotes the ABC Daytime line-up, the ABC Saturday Morning line-up, ABC's news and educational programs, ABC's specials, the ABC Movie Night, ABC's returning hits, as well as the debut of the following: "That's My Mama", "Harry O", "Paper Moon", "Nakia", "Everything Money Can't Buy", "Kodiak", "The Night Stalker", "The Sonny Comedy Revue", "Get Christie Love!", "The New Land", "The Texas Wheelers" and "Where's the Fi...
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1970s; 1970's; 70s; 70's; Seventies; Sitcom; Sitcoms; Drama; ABC Television Network; American Broadcasting Company; Retro; Vintage; Nostalgia; 1974; Network Television; Mainstream Media; Flop; Flops
Downloads: 5,618 (1 review)
|RCA Presentation: Television, An - Radio Corporation of America (RCA)|
Early promotional film introducing TV to the American public, probably coordinated with the rollout of scheduled broadcasting at the 1939 New York World's Fair. Shows scenes of television production at the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) studios at Rockefeller Center, New York City, using equipment manufactured by NBC's corporate parent RCA.
Keywords: Media: Television
Downloads: 11,889 (2 reviews)
|Television Serves Its Community - ary Goldsmith - Dimension Films|
Shows how television programs are prepared for transmission to the homes of a community. Follows three programs as they are planned, rehearsed and televised. Shows the use of live cameras, film, magnetic tape and remote pick-ups from trucks and helicopters. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
|Death Valley Days - Dear Teacher - McGowan Productions|
Death Valley Days featured stories of the old American West, primarily the Death Valley, California area. It began as a radio drama, which ran from 1930 until 1945. When it came to television, on March 1st, 1952, it became the longest running, most successful syndicated Western series ever, running to 558 episodes before ending on August 1st, 1975. The stories used in the series were based on actual events...
Keywords: Death Valley Days; Classic TV; Classic Television; Westerns; Black and White; Public Domain
Downloads: 8,439 (2 reviews)
|The Battle Of Newburgh, 1963 - United States. Office of Economic Opportunity|
Episode of NBC White Paper. Soundtrack starts about a minute and a half into the episode. "TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY: Examines the tightened welfare code Proposed for Newburgh, N. Y. by its city manager, Joseph Mitchell. R. 1: Chet HultIey presents background on the city and its people and explains why a conflict has arisen over the public welfare program. Housewives describe what it means to live on welfare budgets...
Keywords: NBC White Paper; Classic TV; Employment; Housing; Huntley, Chet, 1911-1974; Newburgh (N.Y.); Public welfare; Taxation
|Quatermass II - All Six Parts Compiled into One File|
Quatermass II is a Very Dramatic and Proper British Cliffhanger Serial, created for British Television. The original 6 parts are compiled herein, for the convenience of those who want to enjoy all 3 hrs 5 min with a single download, perhaps intensifying the peak excitement of the experience. The original files ARE available, search for "Quatermass II". Of course some people who are a bit more traditional in enjoying the serial one part at a time, with a suitable time for digestion between parts,...
Downloads: 12,759 (13 reviews)
|Fox Television v. FCC - 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals|
2nd Circuit Court of Appeals 12/20/2006, C-SPAN Program ID: 195903-1 From C-SPAN's Description: Oral arguments were heard by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Fox Television v. Federal Communications Commission. Fox Television was challenging the FCC's indecency standards and the way it punished broadcasters for airing shows that contain profanity. The network argued that the government violated the First Amendment by embarking on a "radical reinterpretation and expansion" of it...